Groove Cruise, the world’s largest floating dance music festival, announces its next excursion aboard newly refurbished, award-winning ship
April 13, 2022
After a tumultuous few years of choppy waters, Whet Travel is back for an incredible 19th season and 35th sailing of Groove Cruise as the world’s largest and original floating electronic music festival shines as a beacon of hope for things to return. to normal. Between January 19 and 23, 2023, the award-winning luxury cruise ship, Celebrity Summit, will welcome party ‘captains’ aboard as it embarks on the voyage of a lifetime, from Miami to Labadee.
After pivoting to successful virtual cruises during the pandemic, Groove Cruise returned to the high seas in an extremely safe manner last January at the height of Omicron. Last time there was not a single case of Covid on board, thanks to our rigorous security measures. The theme of the cruise will be hope, as a way of noting that, finally, the pandemic is moving away and we are taking back the freedom we love.
Once on board, captains will be treated to 96 hours of non-stop electronic music from over 50 of the world’s top electronic music artists on 9 stages hosted by the most popular brands, record labels and industry leaders. more avant-garde, all with immersion and spirit. – blowing production.
The Celebrity Summit is an award-winning luxury cruise ship that was recently completely revolutionized to become one of the first cruise ships powered by environmentally friendly gas turbines. Offering luxury on the high seas, 24-hour entertainment and world-class dining in a safe environment, the ship is now one of the most technologically advanced in the world after the fleet benefited from more than $500 million luxurious upgrades including:
● Extravagantly transformed suites, restaurants, bars, shops and casino
● Magellan Gold Awards from Travel Weekly for The Spa by Canyon Ranch and Penthouse Suite Design
● All new Craft Social with over 40 craft beers and creative cocktails
● The Retreat Sundeck & Lounge designed by world-renowned designer Kelly Hoppen, MBE, as well as the exclusive Luminae restaurant with signature dishes by Michelin-starred chef Daniel Boulud
Whether you like to indulge in fine dining, sports, relaxation, games or education, the cruise activities are endless. From health and wellness to contemporary art collections, hot glass classes to casino games and slot machines, croquet or pétanque at the Lawn Club, pool volleyball, theater and more.
As always, there will be eight costume parties that have become a favorite feature of the floating festival, plus a host of exclusive artist and fan activities that will allow you to get up close with the stars.
Landing at Labadee’s private party paradise in Haiti, captains will look to awe-inspiring activities such as:
● The Dragon’s Breath Flight Line: the longest zip line in the world over water at 500 feet above sea level
● Dragon’s Tail Roller Coaster: Speed down Labadee Mountain at 50 km/h
● Private cabanas: relax on one of the sparkling Caribbean beaches
● Boat and island excursions
● Jet skis and Kayaks
● Dragon’s Cafe: a local restaurant featuring Labadee’s signature drink, Labodoozie
Tickets for Groove Cruise Miami 2023 go on sale April 13 at 12 p.m. EST and will sell out, so sail to GrooveCruise.com and book this bucket list adventure now.
About Whet Travel
For 18 years, Sharpen travel has organized and produced more half-ship and full-ship musical cruises than any other independent company. Partnering with some of the most recognized and trusted brands in the cruise industry, the groundbreaking company has hosted over 50 hugely successful events including Groove Cruise, Shiprocked, Motorboat, Zen Cruise, Salsa Cruise, Aventura Dance Cruise and Groove Island, among others. Innovators since their launch in 2004, Whet Travel has been named Inc. Magazine’s 4th fastest growing tour operator in the country, won the prestigious “Charter Partner of the Year” award from Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines, and has been featured in USA Today, Billboard, Travel Channel, NBC, Forbes, etc.
About Groove Cruise
Known as the world’s first and largest floating dance music festival, Groove Cruise is the only musical cruise from the East and West coasts. This is a non-stop experience featuring four consecutive days of beach, pool and themed parties, many delicious restaurants, 24/7 electronic dance music, art installations and exotic destination experiences. In addition to the standard cruise amenities, there are also artist activities, Whet Oasis Zen Experience, world-class production and various onboard events that rival the best dance music festivals in the world. Groove Cruise is produced by Whet Travel.
About the Whet Foundation
The Whet Foundation is a Florida-based 501c3 organization that provides disaster relief for people in need and creates exciting experiences for underprivileged children in South Florida, the Caribbean and Mexico. Through our Community Captains and Destination Donation programs, we strive to excite the lives of those less fortunate in a fun and engaging way while positively affecting an entire generation. In 2020, The Whet Foundation launched its COVID-19 relief fund via Groove Cruise Virtual Sail Aways live streams on twitch and has since racked up over 9 million minutes watched and 1 million live views; this massive support has raised more than $50,000 for people facing hardship due to COVID-19 and has been able to send more than 250 relief grants and donate hundreds of face shields to several hospitals across southern Florida.